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Reliability considerations of multi-quantum-well sources for optical fiber communication systems
Author(s): A. Richard Goodwin; Andrew J. Collar; I. G. A. Davies; Gordon D. Henshall; P. J. Anslow; A. Rashid
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Paper Abstract

Key components in the rapidly growing optical fiber communication networks are the distributed feedback (DFB) laser and the pump source for fiber amplifiers. There is a need for high reliability sources which are stable throughout operating life, not only in terms of electro- optic parameters but equally important in terms of performance factors specific to the application. Sources are assessed in terms of degradation hazards with the view to building in reliability at the design stage. The paper then reviews the progress towards achieving these objectives for 1.55 micrometers wavelength DFB lasers for direct detection systems and for 1.48 micrometers and 0.98 micrometers wavelength lasers to pump fiber amplifiers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 1993
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1850, Laser Diode Technology and Applications V, (16 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146906
Show Author Affiliations
A. Richard Goodwin, BNR Europe Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Andrew J. Collar, BNR Europe Ltd. (United Kingdom)
I. G. A. Davies, BNR Europe Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Gordon D. Henshall, BNR Europe Ltd. (United Kingdom)
P. J. Anslow, BNR Europe Ltd. (United Kingdom)
A. Rashid, NTE Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1850:
Laser Diode Technology and Applications V
Daniel Renner, Editor(s)

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